Records from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses, over 28,000 books of family and local histories, and primary-source documents. Search over 2 million articles form genealogy and history periodicals in PERSI.
How to obtain vital records (such as birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, naturalization, adoption and land records) from each state, territory and county of the United States. In general, vital records weren't kept in the United States until the early 1900s.
The KVGS aims to foster genealogical interest and activities in southwestern Michigan; provide education in genealogical research techniques; publish and make available genealogical materials and works to ensure access to and the preservation of public records.